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Match Centre

Premiership
Wednesday 22 December 2021 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Coleraine Showgrounds

Attendance: 2464

Referee: Raymond Crangle

Coleraine home-team
0 FT 2
away-team Glentoran
  •   Ruaidhrí Donnelly 4'
  •   Jay Donnelly 62'
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Jay Donnelly celebrates doubling Glentoran's lead ©Desmond Loughery/Pacemaker Press

DONNELLY BROTHERS ON TARGET TO SEND GLENS SECOND

Goals from brothers RuaidhrĂ­ and Jay Donnelly helped Glentoran defeat Coleraine at The Showgrounds and move Mick McDermott's side into second spot on goal difference.

It took the Glens just four minutes to move in front when, unmarked from a corner RuaidhrĂ­ connected with Shay McCartan's corner to the near post to direct the ball over the line despite the best efforts of keeper Gareth Deane.

Coleraine responded positively to going behind, with Eoin Bradley, Patrick Kelly and Rodney Brown all threatening as the first half progressed but a combination of off target finishing and excellent defending maintained Glentoran's slender lead.

The visitors started the second half on the front foot, having an early effort from Bobby Burns deflected wide before Patrick McClean couldn't keep his shot from the subsequent corner on target.

For Coleraine James McLaughlin and Stephen Lowry both headed over but, on 62 minutes, Glentoran doubled their advantage when the younger Donnelly, Jay, tapped home from barely two yards out after Conor McMenamin did well to bring the ball into the box from the left before providing the decisive pass.

To their credit the Bannsiders didn't give up and might have pulled a goal back only for Aaron McCarey to deny Lyndon Kane with Jamie Glackin later blazing the ball over from a good position.

But Glentoran kept going in pursuit of a third killer goal, almost grabbing it through Robbie McDaid only for his touch to let him down while, deep into stoppage time, Jay sent an effort narrowly over.

Coleraine: Deane, Kane, Mullan, Brown, McKendry, Lowry, Carson, O'Donnell, Glackin, Traynor, Kelly subs Gallagher (not used), Jarvis (not used), McLaughlin (replaced Traynor 52), Bradley (replaced O'Donnell 78), Wilson (not used), Friel (not used), Riley (not used)

Glentoran: McCarey, Burns, McCartan, Marshall, J. Donnelly, R. Donnelly, McClean, Clucas, Crowe, Marron, McMenamin subs Garrett (not used), Bigirimana (not used), McDaid (replaced R. Donnelly 79), Smith (not used), Cushnie (replaced McMenamin 90+1), Plum (replaced McCartan 63), Glendinning (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Coleraine   0 - 2 Glentoran
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Conor McMenamin

    Glentoran

    90+1'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ben Cushnie

    Dungannon Swifts

    90+1'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    79'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Robbie McDaid

    Linfield

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Stephen O'Donnell

    Coleraine

    78'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Glenavon

    78'
  •  Yellow Card

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    67'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Shay McCartan

    Glentoran

    63'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Hrvoje Plum

    Glentoran

    63'
  • GOAL

    Jay Donnelly

    Glentoran

    62'
  •  Yellow Card

    Bobby Burns

    Glentoran

    58'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Aaron Traynor

    Cliftonville

    52'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    52'
  •  Yellow Card

    Caolan Marron

    Dungannon Swifts

    18'
  • GOAL

    Ruaidhrí Donnelly

    Glentoran

    4'

Coleraine

  • Gareth Deane
  • Lyndon Kane
  • Adam Mullan
  • Rodney Brown
  • Conor McKendry
  • Stephen Lowry
  • Josh Carson
  • Stephen O'Donnell red substitution 78'
  • Jamie Glackin
  • Aaron Traynor red substitution 52'
  • Patrick Kelly

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Aaron Jarvis
  • James McLaughlin 67' green substitution 52'
  • Eoin Bradley green substitution 78'
  • Ronan Wilson
  • Cathair Friel
  • Jay Riley

Glentoran

  • Aaron McCarey
  • Bobby Burns 58'
  • Shay McCartan red substitution 63'
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Ruaidhrí Donnelly red substitution 79' 4'
  • Jay Donnelly 62'
  • Patrick McClean
  • Seanan Clucas
  • Joe Crowe
  • Caolan Marron 18'
  • Conor McMenamin red substitution 90+1'

Substitutes

  • William Garrett
  • Gaël Bigirimana
  • Robbie McDaid green substitution 79'
  • Malachy Smith
  • Ben Cushnie green substitution 90+1'
  • Hrvoje Plum green substitution 63'
  • Ross Glendinning
© Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

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